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Muhammad Ben Ahmed Abdelghani


Military and Algerian politician, Prime Minister of Algeria (1979-1984), born in Oran (Algeria), on March 18, the year 1927 and died in Algiers (Algeria), on 22 September in 1996. He was one of the main leaders in the struggle for the independence of Algeria against French domination.Member of a mod...

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Mohamed Ibn Abu-Bakerus o Abdelmelek Ibn-Thophilus


Physician, Grammarian, poet, philologist, jurist and Hispanic, natural Arabic historian of Guadix (Granada), known by the nickname Abu-Bakerus. He was Professor of the school of medicine at Granada. Died in Morocco in 1203. He wrote two poems: De simplicibus medicamentis; Of Expugnata city....

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(s. XII)

Ruler of the Arabic Spain from the year 1130 to the 1163. Disciple of Mahdi, was proclaimed to his death. He continued the war against the Almoravids and soon took over from Morocco, which was installed as sultan. Spanish Muslims, who had risen against the Almoravids, was called to his aid. Abencasi...

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(s. VII-VI a.C.)

Eunuch of the King Sedecías, King of Judah that the Prophet Jeremiah was freedom....

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King of Sidón Abdemón

(ca. 440 a.C.)

(Bd mn or Abdumon) Phoenician King of Sidon, son and successor of Baalshillem I and father of Baana (his future successor). His name appears in an inscription of Bostan Esh-Sheikh. It is credited with the coinage of a series of sidonias coins, as well as the famous "sarcophagus of the satrap", prese...

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King of Salamina Abdemón

(ca. 415 a.C.)

(Bd mn or Abdumon) King of Phoenician, origin tax in the city of Salamis (Cyprus) by the Persian King Darius II, who was a friend....

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Abderrahmán al Gafiqui

(s. VIII)

Seventh Arab emir of Spain. He was born in the mid-7th century and died in the year 732. His Government coincides in time with the reigns of Yezid and Hixem. During the first two years of his reign he visited the provinces of Spain and devoted himself to amend the abuses committed by his predecessor...

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Abderramán Ben Abdelaquen


Spanish, Muslim historian of Egyptian origin, killed in the 871. He is the author of a legend that justify the betrayal of count Julian, Governor of Ceuta, and its assistance to the Arab invasion of the peninsula in 711. She tells that being the Governor of Ceuta count Julian, Rodrigo came to power,...

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Kelmal Eddin Abderrezzak


Historian and Persian traveller, born in Herat in 1413 and died in 1471. He served as reader, magnet and Cadí in the Court of the sultan Schach-Rokh, son of Tamerlan. He composed an interesting history of the descendants of Timur....

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Belaid Abdesselam


Algerian politician, born in July of 1928 in Dehemcha, which was, among other officials, Prime Minister and Minister of economy.He studied at the University of Grenoble. After chairing the General Union of Algerian students, came then as an instructor at the school of the national front of liberatio...

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King of Amurru Abdi-Ashirta

(ca. 1400-1360 a.C.)

(Abdi-a-shi-go-ta or Abdi-ash-ra-ta) King of the País de Amurru, which, although nominally it was possession Egyptian - as it is clear from the letters of Tell - Amarna-, could govern completely independently. However, there was to cope on occasion to Mitanni, power that always wanted to control th...

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(Ab-di-khe-ba or go-khe-ba). Prince of Jerusalem, especially known for several letters located at Tell al - Amarna and showing the strong rivalry that exists between the small kingdoms of Palestine, controlled by Egypt, to deduct from the accusations that took place before Amenhotep III and Akhenate...

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King of Shashhimi Abdi-Milki

(ca. 1365 a.C.)

(Ab-di-mil-ki) King of Shashhimi (city to be located in the southern part of Damascus [Syria]) under the authority of Egypt during the Amarna. Of such character, the "Shashhimi man", is possessed a letter in which puts at the disposal of the Pharaoh his troops and his chariots. The text is also very...

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King of Sidón Abdi-Milkot

(681-676 a.C.)

(Bdmlkt) Phoenician King of Sidon, successor of Itthobaal I. After the assassination of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, Abdi-Milkot allied himself with Prince Kurdi and Sizzu (Cilicia), called Sanduarri, to try to shake off the Assyrian control of their city, but the new King Assarhaddon attacked sho...

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Abdias Ben Schalom

(s. VII)

Famous Rabbi of the seventh century of our era. He was one of the doctors that, as sure, came to Saudi to discuss the laws of Moses with Muhammad....

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(s. VII a.C.)

The fourth of the twelve minor prophets who lived during the reign of Hezekiah, six hundred and twenty-six years before Christ. Does not exist in more than one chapter, in which predicts the ruin of the idumeos who had to wage war to the Israelites. According to some, he was a contemporary of Amos, ...

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(s. I)

Famous impostor who claimed to be one of the seventy-two disciples of Jesus Christ and have had great intimacy with some of the Apostles. All their apocryphal stories manuscript was discovered by Wolfgang Lazio in a cave....

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Kader Abdolah


Iranian Narrator, born in 1954. After being forced to leave their country for political reasons in 1988, it undertook the path of exile which led him to the Netherlands, where he won political refugee status. There, Kader Abdolah resumed a literary career that had undertaken in their home country, a...

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(¿-1164 a.C.)

Tenth judge of the Israelites, of the tribe of Ephraim, one thousand one hundred and seventy-four years before J.C. died in 1164 and was buried in Faraton in the land of Ephraim. He left forty children that the Bible represents mounted on other so many Colts, horses of people distinguished in those ...

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Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud o Ibn Saud


King and founder of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia born in Riyadh in 1880 and died in Taif in 1953.Son of the Imam Abdul Rahman of the powerful family Al Saud, who had consolidated their authority throughout the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula, throughout the 19th century was born in a mom...

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Abdul Hamid


Ottoman Emperor, born in 1725 and died on 6 September 1789. He succeeded his brother Mustafá III, twenty seventh sultan of Constantinople in 1774. It was the last son of Achmet III, and had qualities more apropos to govern a peaceful realm that to sustain an empire threatened by the Russians and we...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


American basketball player whose real name is Lewis Alcindor. Exceeded in many respects to Wilt Chamberlain as the best player in history, in part because his career was much broader, since he retired in 1988 with 41 years. Playing as pivot achieved the title of leading scorer of history in the Amer...

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Abdul Kerym

(s. XVIII)

Persian writer of the country from Kashmir, born in the middle of the 18th century. When Nadir Shah invaded India early in the year 1738, Abdul-Kerym lived in Delhi. It followed the victorious army, and on his return to Persia visited Kabul past the grave of his maternal grandfather. He obtained per...

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Abdul Medjid Ebn Ardum

(s. XI)

Arabic poet who lived at the end of the 11th century, best known under the name of Abdun. He was vizier of the last King of Badajoz, murdered in 1094. In addition to his commentary on a poem titled Ab-berameh, preserves an his Elegy on the prosperity and decline of the Aftasidas or Kings of Badajoz....

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Sultán Otomano Abdul Medjid I o Abdulmecit I


Ottoman Sultan born April 25, 1823 and died on June 25, 1861. He was the son of sultan Mahmud II and one of his wives, Bezmialem (Georgian origin). Enthroned sultan on 1 July 1839, with sixteen years, encountered a difficult internal situation. In various parts of the Empire were seething nationalis...

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